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Marbella / Rescue equipment

Marbella
Marbella

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

In April 2019, floods engulfed many villages and cities in Iran. One day, as I was watching the news on TV, I saw many old houses under water. People were standing on the rooftops in order to survive! The reporter in the helicopter showed them calling for help. That sight inspired me to develop Marbella, water-absorbent beads. These beads can be released into the flooded areas using drones or helicopters to quickly reduce the accumulated water. Once absorbed by the beads, the water in a transportable form and can be used for agricultural production in drought-stricken areas.

Winning this competition is a dream come true. This moment is remarkable for me. I dedicate this honor to the people of the flooded areas.
Winner Statement
University

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran University of Science and Technology
Tehran, Iran

Aminreza Shokouhi,
Iran University of Science and Technology